POPE by EHSAN Abdipour

Original Title : POPE
Type : Drama Fiction l ِDebut Film

Year : 2014
Time : 105 min
Film Gauge : 35mm
Colour : Colour
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English
Screening format : DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound : Dolby Digital 2.0
Ratio : 16:9

30th São Paulo International Film Festival in The Main Competition Section Silk Road Film Festival – 18 – 22 March 2015 – England

Cast

Toomaj Purmorad
Gholamreza Farajzadeh
Hadis Chehrepardaz
Marziye Bardak Nia

Crew

Writer : Ehsan Abdipur
Director Assistant : Hosein Mozafari
Director of photography : Mohamad Aladpush
1st Assistant of Photography : Hamed Otadi
2st Assistant of photography : Puya Eghbali,Ahmad Gholkhani , Behtash kamezari
Still Photographer : Navab Musavai
Sound Recordist : Jahangir Mirshekari
Sound Recordist Assistant : Mehdi Ebrahimi Berayati
Scene Secratory : Golnesa Khabarkhosh
Edit : Nazanin Mofakham
First Assistant Editor : Farnush alidusti , Sheyda Shokri
Sound Mix : Mehran Malakuti
Costume Designer : Pegah Zangui Fard
Costume Designer Assistants : Mohamad Yasizadeh, Amir Narimusaii
Production Manager : Abas Motaf
Production Assistant : Kyanush Ghanbari
Hospitality : Javad Nasari
Make Up Designer : Jalal Amiri Marand
Make Up Departement : Asma Mozafari, Mahsa Khosh Soluk, amir Khodadadi
Special Effects : Javad Motavari
Publicist : Navab Musavi

The Pope is a 3 episodes story about a black family in Booshehr.

Episode 1: England
Toomaj, eldest son of the family, wants to find a way to join her love, Shirin, who has sought refuge in London after going there with the rowing team. He keeps swimming in the Persian Gulf to prepare himself –stamina-wise- for swimming across the English Channel. He somehow learns that Shirin, who he thought was living in a refugee camp, has been living with an Austrian boy for three months. His intentions in joining her are different now.
Episode 2: Italy
The 2nd story is about Toomaj’s sister. She’s so depressed because of her skin colour that has now opted for seclusion. Even now that a boy has fallen for her notes in a local magazine, she sends a white student who lives with her to show up on the dates instead of her. Now Faraj, father of the family, have gathered to follow the live events in Vatican to see whether Nigeria or Ghana’s cardinal will be selected as the next pope. It’s as if this selection would help solve the girl’s problem.
Episode 3: Mexico
This episode is about Hasti, the student who lives in a room in Faraj’s house; her father & Faraj used to be colleagues for many years. Her fiancé, Ali, has been put behind bars for protesting against the quality of the food in the university’s cafeteria & has been framed by the school contractor. But he is also captain of university’s robotic team & needs to go to Mexico with the team. Now Hasti should pay for the flogs & fine sentence facing Ali so that he could be released prior to the departure date. So this story is about Hasti & what she does to save her love from being flogged.

Ehsan Abdipour


Biography

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Born in 1980, in Booshehr ( south of Iran ) , Ehsan Abdipoor has MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, 2002. In 2011, he got Degree in Scriptwriting from Artists University.

Filmography :

  1. Writing & Directing Video Films (for TV):
    ·Legend of 98
    ·Tourist
  2. Writing & Directing for Cinema:
    ·All Alone ( Feature , 90min, 2013 , Iran ):
    ALL ALONE is an anti-war film based on Booshehr’s nuclear plant that deals with a friendship between two young boys from Iran & Russia. The film received huge feedbacks from scholars & press It is now in its final days of public screening in Iran.

Awards

· Winner of 11 awards in the National Will Reflection Section & Critics’ Guild Awards
· Nominated for Best Film award from the 31st Fajr Int’l Film Festival
· Winner of the main prizes in the 28th Isfahan Film Festival for Children & Young Adults
· Critics’ Best Film in Fajr Int’l Film Festival


Ehsan Abdipour


Biography

ehsan_abdipur

Born in 1980, in Booshehr ( south of Iran ) , Ehsan Abdipoor has MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, 2002. In 2011, he got Degree in Scriptwriting from Artists University.

Filmography :

  1. Writing & Directing Video Films (for TV):
    ·Legend of 98
    ·Tourist
  2. Writing & Directing for Cinema:
    ·All Alone ( Feature , 90min, 2013 , Iran ):
    ALL ALONE is an anti-war film based on Booshehr’s nuclear plant that deals with a friendship between two young boys from Iran & Russia. The film received huge feedbacks from scholars & press It is now in its final days of public screening in Iran.

Awards

· Winner of 11 awards in the National Will Reflection Section & Critics’ Guild Awards
· Nominated for Best Film award from the 31st Fajr Int’l Film Festival
· Winner of the main prizes in the 28th Isfahan Film Festival for Children & Young Adults
· Critics’ Best Film in Fajr Int’l Film Festival


30th São Paulo International Film Festival in The Main Competition Section

Silk Road Film Festival – 18 – 22 March 2015 – England

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